Walk Through Darkness

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Wheeler, 2002 - Fiction - 370 pages
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Walk Through Darkness is the story of two very different men, each on a quest, both tied together by a history of remorse, jealousy, and a love that crosses the barriers of race during the time of slavery. William, a fugitive slave from Maryland, is driven by two powerful needs – to find his wife, Dover, who is pregnant with his child, and to live as a free man. He undertakes the treacherous journey north to restore meaning to his life, putting him at odds with the law and the sentiments of a nation. Morrison, who fled a painful youth in Scotland, had once hoped to establish a new life in America with his brother, but the unforeseen realities of immigrant life drove them apart. David Anthony Durham captures in rich, evocative detail the events and the landscape of America just before the turmoil of the Civil War.

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User Review  - mbergman - LibraryThing

I read this in 2 days. It's one of the most beautifully written books I've read in a while, a dark story of a runaway slave and the white man who's tracking him for distinctive reasons that are revealed through hints gradually throughout the book. Read full review

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In his second novel (after Gabriel's Story), set shortly before the Civil War, Durham skillfully interweaves the stories of two men, each searching for something essential in his life. William, a ... Read full review


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